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Man accused of ordering killings from behind bars given time to get new lawyer

Published:Monday | June 22, 2015 | 5:38 PM

A man accused of orchestrating from behind bars, the murders of three people, including a policeman, has been granted a request to search for a new lawyer.

Michael McLean made the request today when he appeared today before the Home Circuit Court in downtown Kingston.

The court gave him the time to seek the new lawyer and ordered him to return on July 1.

McLean is accused of being behind the deaths of Otis Barrett, who was killed in Linstead in September 2010, as well as Evia Marsden and Michelle Fisher off Red Hills Road in St Andrew in October 2010.

McLean was accused of their deaths after a cellphone found in his possession linked him to the murders.

Meanwhile, McLean is to stand trial on February 22 next year for the 2006 murders of six members of a St Thomas family.

He had also requested time to secure legal representation in that matter.

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McLean is charged with the murder of 28-year-old Patrice George-McCool, nine-year-old Sean Chin Junior, three-year-old Lloyd Marshall George McCool, seven-year-old Jihad George McCool, nine-year-old Jesse O'Gilvie, and 40-year-old Terry-Ann Mohammed.

The victims were relatives of McLean's then girlfriend.